Gardaí appeals to Derry people for help in catching murderes

THE Gardaí investigating the 2012 murder of Andrew Allen has made a direct appeal to the people of Derry to help him catch the killers.

Andrew Allen was shot dead by dissident republican vigilante group, Republican Action Against Drugs in February 2012



THE Garda officer investigating the 2012 murder of Andrew Allen has made a direct appeal to the people of Derry to help him catch the killers.

Mr Allen (24) was shot dead on the night of February 9 2012 at the home of his partner in the outskirts of Buncrana, Co Donegal. A father-of-two, the victim was originally from the Waterside area but moved to Donegal after he became the subject of threats in his home city.

AAD (Action Against Drugs) warning people in the city of Derry that drug dealing will not be tolerated

Responsibility for his murder was subsequently claimed by dissident republican vigilante group, Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD). That group later merged with the then Real IRA to form the New IRA, one of the main dissident republican paramilitary organisations. A claim by RAAD that Mr Allen was a drug dealer has been denied by both the dead man’s family and by Gardaí.

Mr Allen was shot through a door of the house at Links View Park in Buncrana and died at the scene despite his partner’s desperate efforts to save his life. It is believed three gunmen were involved in his murder.

In an appeal marking the eighth anniversary of the murder, Garda officer Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell said officers believed they know who killed Mr Allen.

Mr O’Donnell said the organisation behind the murder was the same organisation that was responsible for the killing in Derry in April last year of journalist Lyra McKee.

The senior Garda officer said: “The people who murdered Andrew Allen are from Derry city and it’s the people of Derry city I’m appealing to directly this morning to assist with the investigation because it’s the people who hold the key to solving this murder.”

With many thanks to the: Irish News and Seamus McKinney 

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The execution of Keane Mulready

A statement concerning Keane Mulready that was posted to my Facebook page: I’ve been following this story of Keane since last week. Granted, was a shitty way to die -but had he been living a decent life then I can almost guarantee this wouldn’t have happened. As soon as I learned he petrol bombed that house with the three children and then murdered the cat I lost any sympathy for him.

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RUC/PSNI seize £429k of drugs during ‘Operation Season’s Greetings’

Cocaine was among the various drugs seized (PA)

Police have seized more than £429,000 worth of drugs in two weeks as part of an operation targeting street-level dealing.

The drugs were recovered during 163 seizures across Northern Ireland in the first two weeks of December as part of ‘Operation Season’s Greetings’.

A total of 85 people have been arrested during the operation

PSNI chief superintendent Jonathan Roberts said that, while the figures show the hard work of officers, they make for “stark reading” and represent “the devastation that drug misuse can have on a person’s life and the lives of their families and friends”.

“While we have been successful over the last number of years in increasing the number of drugs seizures and arrests, it is clear that no one agency alone can tackle this complex and pervasive issue,” he added.

“It is vital that we work together with partner agencies to find long lasting solutions to tackle drug abuse.

“Local communities also have their part to play and information about what is happening in your neighbourhood is instrumental in helping us to target our resources and identify offenders.

“We will continue to proactively target illegal drug activity and bring offenders before the courts to make our communities safer.”

With many thanks to the: Belfast Telegraph for original story 

SEA (South East Antrim) UDA Drug Dealer Jailed Over £8,400 Cocaine Stash

But he hasn’t been charged to being a member of a prescribed illegal organisation??!

One law for Loyalists but a much harsher one for Republicans ❓WHY. Are the RUC/PSNI Anti-Catholic??

A 49 year old loyalist has been jailed for a year over a Paramilitary Crime Task Force raid on his home over South East Antrim UDA cocaine dealing.

William Axon from Newtownabbey was sentenced to two years imprisonment, half to be served in custody and half on licence, at Belfast Crown Court yesterday, Tuesday 18 June, for possession of a class A drug, possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.

Detective Sergeant Farrelly from PSNI’s Paramilitary Crime Task Force said “Following a search of Mr Axon’s property in the Monkstown area as part of an investigation linked to the South East Antrim UDA, high purity cocaine with an estimated street value of £8400 was seized.

“Some of the cocaine was divided up into individual bags and it’s my belief that these drugs would have been destined for sale in the local community.

“I welcome the conviction of William Axon which is further evidence of the PCTF’s continuing commitment to tackling Paramilitarism and associated offending.

“During the search at Mr Axon’s property, over £6000 cash was also recovered.

“Those who deal drugs only care about making a profit, they do not care about the harm and loss caused to local families.

“Paramilitary groups and those who deal drugs only serve to blight the communities they operate in.

“These people do not care about the damage that they cause, preying on the most vulnerable members of their communities and trying to control them by using fear and violence.

“We are committed to bringing those involved in the criminality associated with Paramilitarism before the courts and will continue to aggressively and proactively pursue those who are intent on damaging our communities by supplying illegal drugs.

“The communities most damaged by the sale of illegal drugs support our ongoing efforts and I would appeal for anyone with information regarding criminality by paramilitary organisations to contact police on 101.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

With many thanks to the: Belfast Daily for the original story

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Man Arrested After £80,000 Cannabis Factory Smashed

THE PSNI say Local Policing Team officers have uncovered a cannabis factory.

Plants with an estimated street value of around £80,000 were located by officers at a house in the Princes Street area in Dromore. early this morning.

A 31 year old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences.

He remains in custody at present.

With many thanks to the: Belfast Daily for the original story

Man arrested in Liverpool over INLA murder of drug baron Jim Donegan

Jim Donegal was murdered outside his sons school gates in West Belfast last December



DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team investigating the INLA murder of wealthy drug baron Jim Donegan on the Glen Road in west Belfast last December have made a fresh arrest.

Police say a 52 year old man was detained in Liverpool earlier today.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery said “43 year old Jim was brutally murdered as he sat in his car outside a school on the Glen Road in West Belfast on December 4, 2018.

“I would continue to urge anyone who has any information, or who witnessed the murder, to contact the police on 101.

“Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

With many thanks to the: Belfast Daily for the original story